GREENOVET – European VET Excellence Platform for Green


FUNDING: Erasmus+ KA3 Support for Policy Reform

TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET: € 4 382 004, 00

TARGET GROUPS: European VET Schools

DURATION: 1.11.2020-31.10.2024

PARTNERS: FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Graz Austria (project coordinator), 18 European partners from Austria, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Finland (Vamia/City of Vaasa, University of Vaasa, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Merinova).

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The GREENOVET project will foster the development of Vocational Education and Training (VET) Excellence in Green Innovation across Europe enabling innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy. Furthermore, it will provide a platform to interconnect the European VET schools on regional, national and transnational level among them and with key partners in the local innovation and skills ecosystems. This will be achieved through the establishment of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) in 4 regions: Styria (Austria), Leiria (Portugal), Vaasa (Finland), and Skopje Region (North Macedonia). The CoVEs will focus the knowledge, resources and infrastructure of the key stakeholders into the development of skills ecosystems, contributing to regional development. The CoVEs will foster environmental, social and economic development in Europe, through green and sustainable innovation processes enabled by VET excellence.

The GREENOVET project simultaneously empowers the VET graduates’ future competencies and long-term employability and advances the availability of skilled workfrce for enterprises in the changing labor market landscape through the development of an innovative, entrepreneurial and sustainable mind-set. Within the scope of the project, vocational teachers and students will be trained to provide vocational excellence in green innovation to fulfill the specific business needs in the Vaasa region, new learning content will be produced and development projects in cooperation with companies implemented. Apart from these projects, the VET students will improve their skills through study visits, practical training and participation in regional and International Competitions in GreenInno Excellence. Alongside the development of the CoVEs and their regional networks and the platform for intraregional and international cooperation, the assuring of the sustainability of the entities is one of the top priorities of the project where continuous evaluation and monitoring of the CoVEs’ processes, services and instruments will be conducted.



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